We’ve been to France a few times, but until we stepped foot into a tiny hip café in Miami, Florida’s Wynwood art district, we had wrongly assumed the word “yum” in French was simply “beurre” (butter). Wynwood is jam packed full of fabulous places. From the spiked donut holes at The Salty Donut to the hip stuffed flamingo chairs at Lulu Laboratorium, it’s a creative art and foodie wonderland. Miam (the correct French word for “yum”) is worthy of a mention because it blends together art and food in a funky grab and go space.
In addition to selling cappuccinos and cortados, you’ll also find dishes like an avocado and organic poached egg tartine and a salmon filet that’s served with braised lentils, affila cress and a dollop of dill crème fraîche. What truly makes Miam stand out from the pack are the funky local offerings it has for sale on the shelves. You’ll find pieces from Miami based artists like Rodridesigns as well as local brews from Wynwood Brewing Company for sale.
In addition to the delicious sit down meals we already mentioned, Miam has loads of items you can take to go. They also sell a refreshing tangerine vanilla lavender kombucha from Oakland Park, Florida based Kombulicious.
Whether you’re in need of some fuel prior to Art Basel Miami Beach or something sweet to savor prior to your next mid-day meeting, Miam’s made from scratch goodies are sure to satiate your tummy.
We love that Miam isn’t afraid to mess with perfection. The “Bachour” croissant at Miam is locally made and gets its name from one of Miami’s top pastry chefs, Antonio Bachour. (Bachour used to co-own the Bachour Bakery, which is now known as B Bistro + Bakery and run by Bachour’s former co-founder Henry Hané. Bachour is currently the executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Bal Harbour.) We’re die hard fans of quirky croissants (like the rose and maple flavored versions you can get at Voyageur du Temps in Los Altos, California), so naturally our taste buds began salivating as soon as we got word that Miam has Bachour’s creations on deck. (After all, Bachour is the mad genius who came up with a mojito croissant.)
The line at Miam can be long, but the staff tends to move through it rather quickly, so don’t be too discouraged if you see a line out the door. Plus, at least you can say you learned a little French during your lunch break.
Address: 2750 NorthWest 3rd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: (786) 703-1451
Pricing (All in USD): Eggs and Things $6.00 to $15.00, Sweet Stuff for Breakfast $8.00 to $10.00, Sandwiches $5.50 to $14.00, Salads $6.00 to $15.00, Coffee $2.50 to $4.50, Tea $3.00 to $5.00, Fruit Juices $3.00 to $6.00, Water and Soda $2.90 to $5.00, Mimosas $9.00